Interpol – Antics
Antics is the second studio album by American rock band Interpol, released on September 27, 2004, by Matador Records. Upon its release, the album peaked at number fifteen on the Billboard 200 and number 21 on the UK Albums Chart, and went on to sell over 488,000 copies in the United States. It received generally favorable reviews from critics, many of whom named it one of the best albums of 2004, and was later certified gold by the RIAA in 2009. Four singles were released from the album: “Slow Hands”, “Evil”, “C’mere”, and “Narc”. In a 2018 interview with Vice, lead singer Paul Banks listed Antics as his favorite of the band’s albums, saying: “I really put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears onto this record” and that “it felt like a very righteous pursuit”. Banks also claimed that their confidence in the album’s quality acted as “the perfect antidote to that sophomore slump” and the group circumvented the pressure and was able to “dive straight back in”.
Label: Matador Records